LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT STAR Callum Johnson makes his return to the ring on the undercard of Sunny Edwards’ first defence of his IBF world flyweight title on the Copper Field Enviornment on Saturday September 11, stay on BT Sport.
Edwards goes in in opposition to obligatory challenger and likewise 16-0 Jayson Mama from the Philippines following his epic seizing of the title from former long-standing champion Moruti Mthalane again in April.
Johnson, 19-1 (14 KOs), made an emphatic return to the Queensberry ranks in April with an explosive destruction of Croatian powerful man Emil Markic within the second spherical. Now the 35-year-old former world title challenger will look to stay on track for a second shot with a convincing efficiency in opposition to the Serbian Marko Nikolic, 27-1 (12 KOs).
Nikolic has beforehand held the WBC Mediterranean mild heavyweight title and, in his final combat, suffered his solely defeat in a problem for the WBC Worldwide Silver title.
Additionally on the cardboard, widespread middleweight Denzel Bentley (14-1, 12 KOs) will get again into the combating fold with a home dust-up in opposition to skilled campaigner Andrew Robinson (24-5-1, 7 KOs).
Bentley suffered his solely reverse final day out when defending his British title in opposition to Felix Money and might be in search of to rapidly restore himself into title rivalry.
A number of the most interesting younger skills in British boxing take their place on the Copper Field card with ferocious light-weight Mark Chamberlain (8-0, 5 KOs) again in motion and trying to show himself because the No.1 younger light-weight on the Queensberry books.
In March, Chamberlain, 22, demolished the often resolute Jordan Ellison inside 90 seconds with a sickening physique shot and can now be aiming to proceed his path of destruction.
His stablemate in Southampton, Ryan Garner (10-0, 6 KOs), can also be no stranger to concussive finishes and ‘The Piranha’ might be taking the subsequent step earlier than closing in on the tremendous featherweight title challenges his large capacity warrants.
Multi-titled former newbie star Charles Frankham (3-0, 1 KO) can have his second combat as a Queensberry fighter after a profitable introduction on the SSE Enviornment, Wembley in July at light-weight, with former senior ABA champion Masood Abdulah (1-0) additionally in motion at tremendous featherweight.
Tremendous bantamweight Umar Khan (1-0), Tremendous Featherweight Masood Abdulah (1-0, 1 KO), Cruiserweight Ellis Zorro (9-0, 4 KO’s) and the debut-making welterweight Khalid Ali full the cardboard.